Adviser's Handbooks

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University of Rochester Adviser's handbooks
Creator: University of Rochester
Call Number: UA15
Dates: 1971/1972-2016/2017
Physical Description: 1.3 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: University of Rochester Adviser's handbooks
Creator: University of Rochester
Call Number: UA15
Dates: 1971/1972-2016/2017
Physical Description: 1.3 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
The University's Official Bulletin for the College of Arts and Science began to describe a Student Advisory Program in the 1940/1941 academic year. In a chapter on Admission, it was explained that certain faculty members served as freshman advisers or "class officers" within the College for Men or the College for Women:

The college offers complete advisory service to all of its students. To the Freshman Class are assigned permanent freshman class officers. . . . These class officers are easily accessible to students and in the course of any one year have several conferences with each student regarding the progress of his work, his choice of courses for the ensuing year, and provide an opportunity for the student to seek mature help in connection with individual problems that may arise concerning any phase of his college experience. (page 25)


Academic advising later came to be administered by the Office of Counseling and Special Services in Morey Hall. In the 1970s, the Academic Advising Office moved to Lattimore Hall, and in the 1990s it became part of the College Center for Academic Support. Since 2012/2013, the center has been called the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS).

Administrators of academic advising since the 1970s have been Miriam Rock, Suzanne Jagel O'Brien (Class of 1959), and Marcy Kraus. In fall 2016, the directorship of CCAS became an endowed position named for O'Brien.

Scope and Content
This collection includes Adviser's Handbooks from the 1971/1972 academic year to the present. Handbooks are organized alphabetically and cover topics such as academic honesty, grades, majors, and studying abroad. The last few pages of some handbooks provide advisers with examples of paperwork such as "add/drop" forms, requests for an incomplete grade, and approval forms for concentrations and minors. The collection also includes some copies of handbooks that have been annotated. In addition to the handbooks themselves, some folders contain correspondence, notes, and information about University programs. Starting in the 2015/2016 academic year, handbooks were produced in electronic form only; printed copies have been included in the collection.

The collection does not include handbooks for the academic years 1972/1973, 1974/1975, 1977/1978, 1981/1982, 1991/1992, and 2001/2002.

Subject(s):
Faculty advisors
Universities and colleges
Handbooks and manuals
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Some handbooks and related materials were transferred to the University Archives by Suzanne Jagel O'Brien in 2016.Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], University of Rochester Adviser's handbooks, UA15, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Miranda Zammarelli (Class of 2020)
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu

Finding aid publication date: 2017
Content List
Box 1, Folder 11971/1972
This folder includes correspondence about the creation of the newly revised Adviser's Handbook.
For preservation reasons, in 2017, this Adviser's Handbook was removed from its original housing in a binder.

Box 1, Folder 21973/1974
This is the last Adviser's Handbook to indicate that the Academic Advising Office is located in Morey Hall.

Box 1, Folder 31975/1976
This Adviser's Handbook mentions Lattimore Hall as the location of the Academic Advising Office.

Box 1, Folder 41976/1977
Box 1, Folder 51978/1979
Box 1, Folder 61979/1980
Box 1, Folder 71980/1981
Box 1, Folder 81982/1983
Box 1, Folder 91983/1984
Box 1, Folder 101984/1985
Box 1, Folder 111985/1986
Box 1, Folder 121986/1987
Box 1, Folder 131987/1988
This folder includes an index for the Adviser's Handbook on a separate page. The index and the master copy of the Adviser's Handbook have been edited in ink.

Box 1, Folder 141988/1989
This folder includes a master copy of the Adviser's Handbook.

Box 2, Folder 11989/1990
Box 2, Folder 21990/1991
This Adviser's Handbook belonged to Dean of Academic Advising Suzanne O'Brien. It has been edited in ink.

Box 2, Folder 31992/1993
This folder includes printed email correspondence about Early Connection Orientation (ECO), the Faculty Mentor Program (FAME), and the role of faculty advisers. It also contains pages of the Adviser's Handbook (separate from the final version) that show edits. There is a key to abbreviations called the Code for Academic Action Letters. These abbreviations are letters, sometimes paired with numbers, that indicate academic actions such as probation. There is also information about how to transfer course work, interdepartmental programs, and certificate programs. This Adviser's Handbook belonged to Dean of Academic Advising Suzanne O'Brien, and it is edited in ink.

Box 2, Folder 41993/1994
Box 2, Folder 51994/1995
Box 2, Folder 61995/1996
This folder includes two printed pages with a list of "Special Academic Opportunities."

Box 2, Folder 71996/1997
Box 2, Folder 81997/1998
Box 2, Folder 91998/1999
Box 2, Folder 101999/2000
Box 2, Folder 112000/2001
This Adviser's Handbook is the master copy; it has been edited in ink and pencil.

Box 2, Folder 122002/2003
Box 3, Folder 12003/2004
Box 3, Folder 22004/2005
Box 3, Folder 32005/2006
Box 3, Folder 42006/2007
Box 3, Folder 52007/2008
Box 3, Folder 62008/2009
In this Adviser's Handbook some sections are highlighted and starred in ink.

Box 3, Folder 72009/2010
Box 3, Folder 82010/2011
This folder includes email correspondence about a Faculty Council meeting, including the agenda, and about how Advanced Placement (AP) credits transfer to the University of Rochester's French language program. This Adviser's Handbook belonged to Dean of Academic Advising Suzanne O'Brien, and it has been edited in ink and pencil.

Box 3, Folder 92011/2012
In this Adviser's Handbook some sections are highlighted.

Box 3, Folder 102012/2013
This folder includes email correspondence about edits to the Adviser's Handbook and about the MTH (Math) 141 sequence versus the MTH 161 sequence. This Adviser's Handbook contains notes and edits in ink and pencil.

Box 3, Folder 112013/2014
Box 3, Folder 122014/2015
This Adviser's Handbook contains notes in pencil.

Box 3, Folder 132015/2016
Box 4, Folder 12016/2017


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